27462 - History of Emilia Romagna in Ancient Times (1)

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  • Teacher Daniela Rigato

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-ANT/03

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in History (cod. 0962)

    Also valid for First cycle degree programme (L) in History (cod. 0962)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Nov 10, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021

SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

The course, mainly focused on the historical reality of the octava regio augustea, is divided into an introductory part, which includes:

1a: a module dedicated to the concepts of general history and regional history and to the methodology of historical research (two lessons);

1b: clarifications on the geographical reality of Roman Italy and its subdivision into regiones by Augustus (one lesson).

Subsequently, attention will be focused on:

2a-reading of excerpts from greek and latin authors;

2b: analysis of other kinds of sources aiming to define a geographical outline of the Augustus' 8th region (three lectures);

3a: delineation of historical facts and social and cultural frames characterizing the region before the roman conquest, in particular, those of Bronze and Iron age cultures (four lectures).

4: General outlines of the Augustus' VIII region, starting from the roman conquest of the Po plain; differences between the first and the second phase of the conquest (two lectures).

5: Various aspects analysis of the romanisation in the Cispadana region (social, economics, religious, institutional etc.) based on different data typologie (two lectures)..

6: The final lessons will analyze the most recent archaeological discoveries concerning the ancientEmilia Romagna (one lecture).

 

Readings/Bibliography

Students who attend at least 75% of the lessons are considered to be attending.

*Lessons notes.

* Two papers to be chosen among the below listed:

M.F. Corsi, La discriptio augustea dell'Italia: un tentativo di regionalismo?, BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA, Serie XIII, vol. IX (2016), pp. 83-91;

-F. Salvatori, La geografia di Augusto: durevolezza e discontinuità nella regionalizzazione del territorio italiano, BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA, Serie XIII, vol. IX (2016), pp. 65-72;

-C. Nicolet, L'origine des regiones Italiae augustéennes, Cahiers du Centre Gustave Glotz, 2, 1991, pp. 73-97.

*Three papers articles chosen from the volumes:

a) Mutina splendidissima: La città romana e la sua eredità, a cura di L. Malnati, S. Pellegrini, F. Piccinini, C. Stefani, De Luca Editore d'Arte, Roma 2017;

b) Storia di Bologna. Bologna nell'antichità, a cura di G.Sassatelli e A.Donati, Bologna 2005.

c) On the road. Via Emilia 187 a. C.-2017 / a cura di Georgia Cantoni, Annalisa Capurso, Parma, Grafiche Step, 2017.

*Reading the paper:

D. Rigato, M. Vitelli Casella, Le modalità insediative e lo sfruttamento del territorio nella regio VIII: l’apporto dei documenti epigrafici, in I paesaggi costieri dell’Adriatico tra Antichità e Altomedioevo, Atti della Tavola Rotonda di Bari (22-23 maggio 2017), a cura di C.S. Foriello e F. Tassaux, AdriAtlas volume 2, Scripta Antiqua 119, Ausonius Editions, Bordeaux 2019, pp. 115-133.

Students not attending lessons, must contact the professor (daniela.rigato@unibo.it).

Furthermore they must also read the following text:

-M.F. Corsi, La discriptio augustea dell'Italia: un tentativo di regionalismo?, BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA, Serie XIII, vol. IX (2016), pp. 83-91;

-F. Salvatori, La geografia di Augusto: durevolezza e discontinuità nella regionalizzazione del territorio italiano, BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOGRAFICA ITALIANA, Serie XIII, vol. IX (2016), pp. 65-72;

-C. Nicolet, L'origine des regiones Italiae augustéennes, Cahiers du Centre Gustave Glotz, 2, 199, pp. 73-97.

-D. Rigato, M. Vitelli Casella, Le modalità insediative e lo sfruttamento del territorio nella regio VIII: l’apporto dei documenti epigrafici, in I paesaggi costieri dell’Adriatico tra Antichità e Altomedioevo, Atti della Tavola Rotonda di Bari (22-23 maggio 2017), a cura di C.S. Foriello e F. Tassaux, AdriAtlas volume 2, Scripta Antiqua 119, Ausonius Editions, Bordeaux 2019, pp. 115-133.

-Selected Papers from Aemilia. La cultura romana in Emilia Romagna dal 3° secolo a.C. all'età costantiniana (a cura di M. Marini Calvani), Venezia, Marsilio, 2000:
pp. XVII-103; pp. 320-342; three papers in the same volume concerning three cities.

For the consultation of all volumes they have to be requested to the personnel at the entrance of the Section of Ancient History, via Zamboni 38, II floor.


Teaching methods

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture in classroom. Organized visit to the Museo Civico Archeologico of Bologna.

Personal visits to the Antiquarium of Marzabotto, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Ferrara, Musei Civici di Modena and Museo della Città di Rimini are suggested to all students.


Assessment methods

The final examination will be oral.
The assessment will concentrate particularly on the skill displayed by the student in handling the sources and material in the exam bibliography and his ability to find and use information and examples to illustrate and correlate the various themes and problems addressed in the course.

The assessment will thus examine the student's:

- factual knowledge of the subject;
- ability to summarise and analyse themes and concepts;
- familiarity with the terminology associated with the subject and his ability to use it effectively.

Top marks will be awarded to a student displaying an overall understanding of the topics discussed during the lectures, combined with a critical approach to the material and a confident and effective use of the appropriate terminology.
Average marks will be awarded to a student who has memorized the main points of the material and is able to summarise them satisfactorily and provide an effective critical commentary, while failing to display a complete command of the appropriate terminology.
A student will be deemed to have failed the exam if he displays significant errors in his understanding and failure to grasp the overall outlines of the subject, together with a poor command of the appropriate terminology.

The student will have to answer three questions concerning:
-the various kinds of sources available for reconstructing the ancient history of a given geographical area and the correct methodology of evidence;
-the political and economcal history of the Emilia Romagna;
- the main historical frame concerning some latin and roman colonies (in particular, Ariminum, Bononia, Mutina, Parma).

- the recent archaeological discoveries and their contribution to the previous knowledges.


Teaching tools

Handouts with the texts of literary sources and maps;

Power Point slides for the different topics.

On-line and direct lessons in classroom.

Students are urged to intervene critically.

Numerous materials relevant to the course will be made available on the website of the course on the platform Virtuale (https://virtuale.unibo.it/).

Office hours

See the website of Daniela Rigato